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Inventor of Gore-Tex passes away

apparition13

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Love Gore-Tex, hate being wet. Someone who definitely made a contribution to the world. RIP indeed.
 

taildragger

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I worked for Gore for a while - it was like working inside a Dilbert comic about a cult. He had some unusual ideas in the 90s about how to run a business - there were no employees - only associates, there were no bosses - everyone supposedly determined their own responsibilities, there were no job titles, there was no useful cost accounting (strictly back of the envelope), internal summaries of product benefits couldn't exceed 1 sentence. It's no wonder that in the late 90's, a period of enormous growth in telecom and related industries, Gore's Electronics Products Division was continuously shrinking. The division logo was actually based on a tortoise (because the tortoise is slower but overtakes the hare in the long run, only the long run never happened).
But he invented a useful material.
RIP
 
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Foo Fighter

I came, I saw, I drank some tea (and had a bun).
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As a long time walker/hiker this product was game changing. RIP in very deed.
 

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